The Last of Us Part I recently launched on PC to some pretty scathing reviews, with many criticising its long installation times, inconsistent performance and several bugs and glitches that have already become memes online. In light of the backlash, Naughty Dog has responded by promising to address these issues as its top priority. As a result, the game’s Steam Deck verification and support will have to be put on the back burner for now.
Naughty Dog recently tweeted about several fixes coming to The Last of Us Part I on PC, though added that full Steam Deck support won’t be coming anytime soon as the priority is now on those crucial fixes. “While we know many of you would like to play The Last of Us Part I on Steam Deck, we are prioritizing fixes and patches before submitting it for verification,” said Naughty Dog. “We will keep you updated of its Steam Deck status as we continue to improve the PC version.”
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Sadly, those hoping to play The Last of Us Part I on Steam Deck will have to wait a bit longer for Naughty Dog to first fix its many technical issues on PC.
Given Sony’s mostly great track record of releasing sound PC ports, it’s a bit baffling that the company would fumble The Last of Us of all games. This is the first time that PC players are able to play the game if they didn’t already own a PS3 or played the remaster on PS4. The game’s leap to other platforms is welcomed but many players agree that its current state is pretty disappointing, especially considering that the IP is now well-known to larger audiences thanks to the acclaimed HBO television adaptation.
The Last of Us Part I is currently available on PC but full Steam Deck support will only arrive at a later date.
Source: Naughty Dog